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FAQ - puppy buyers

 

Faq puppy buyer

1) Does ALFA-Europe mediate or sell puppies?
2) What may a puppy buyer expect from the breeder?
3) What kind of guarantees does the breeder give the puppy buyer?
4) Should I pay for being on a waiting list?
5) Should I take health insurances for the puppy?
6) How important is it to test my allergy?
7) What is a DNA-prolife test?
8) Why has each puppy its own DNA profile?
9) Who is providing the pedigree?
10) Why are puppies neutered?
11) Is early spaying and neutering harmful for the development of a puppy?

 

1) Does ALFA-Europe mediate or sell puppies?
No, ALFA-Europe does not mediate or sell puppies. ALFA-Europe only registers aproved breeding dogs as well as their offspring.

2) What can a puppy buyer expect from the breeder?
The puppy buyer can expect that the breeder breeds in a responsibly way and that the breeder breeds with healthy dogs according to the Breeding Rules of ALFA-Europe. He will inform the puppy buyer honestly and extensively about the character and health of both parents and how the puppy should be socialized, raised and how he must be trained.

3) What kind of guarantees does the breeder give the puppy buyer?
Besides the guarantees given in the Breeding Rules and Registration Regulations of ALFA-Europe, the breeder always will work with a selling contract in which the rights and obligations of the breeder as well as the puppy buyer has been defined.

4) Should I pay for being on a waiting list?
According to the Code of Ethics of ALFA-Europe, the breeder can only ask an entry fee of a maximum of 100,-- Euro when the breeder has met the puppy buyer and the puppy buyer can expect a puppy within a year.

5) Should I take health insurances for the puppy?
The prices of the veterinarian practices went sky high in the last few years, so better safe than sorrow. In our opinion it is sensible to take a health insurance for your puppy for at least for the first two years.
In most European countries several insurance companies offer pet animal insurances against reasonable prices. It makes sense to compare the different insurance conditions.

6) How important is it to test my allergy?
Allergy testing is a very important matter. But remember that the dog’s hair is not the only factor causing an allergy. It may happen that the person reacts on dogs’ dandruff, saliva (licking) or even urine. Sometimes the person only reacts on a particular dog. Therefore, it is important to get the opportunity to experience contact with the dog(s) of the breeder. Sometimes a person’s allergy is so severe that he must accept that even an AES Australian Labradoodle is not possibleas a pet.

7) What is a DNA-profile test?
Each cell of the dog's body contains unique genetic information of which one half comes from the father and the other half from the mother. In the laboratory, the genetic information will be analyzed and stored in a database and can be presented as barcode. This barcode is unique and is called the DNA-profile. Because the DNA-profile is connected to the microchip of the dog, one is able to determine conclusively the identity of the dog at any time. A DNA-profile is so to speak the biological fingerprint of the dog.
The certificate of the DNA profile must clearly state who is the mother and the father of your puppy.

8) Why has each puppy its own DNA profile?
To prove that the puppy is the offspring of the parents mentioned on the pedigree, the puppy as well as his parents must have a DNA-profile. In this way the laboratory is able to verify its parentage.

9) Who is providing the pedigree?
The laboratory sends the analysis certificates to ALFA-Europe. The certificates enables ALFA-Europe to complete the content of the pedigree.
After that ALFA-Europe is able to print the pedigrees and send them to the breeder together with the original certificates of the laboratory. The breeder will send the pedigree together with the original certificates to each puppy buyer.

10) Why are puppies neutered?
By early neutering, ALFA-Europe and the breeder prevents that the popular authentic Australian Labradoodle will end up in puppy mills or by malicious breeders. Theire they will be misused. Massive breeding (uncontrolled reproduction) in order to make as much money as possible takes place in such places. Many breeds are unhealthy due to the fact that breeding lines are too close related (inbreeding) which is causing many inheritery diseases. This is what has been happened with several popular breeds in the past and is still going on.

11) Is early spaying and neutering harmful for the development of a puppy?
A lot of bad things is said about early neutering. Unfortunately these allegations are not proven with scientific valid studies. ALFA-Europe has a database of more than thousand puppies. History shows that the puppies just grow into normal adult dogs.
In the U.S., Canada, Australia and many other countries vets have carried out these early neutering operations with success for decades.

 

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